Sculpture & Integrate Media

Students working in our Sculpture & Integrated Media classes frequently use materials in three-dimensions to problem solve.  These critical thinking exercises are useful in a variety of applications, such as, carving in stone, casting in concrete or plaster, welding metals, constructing wooden forms, blowing glass, or assembling found objects to create sculptural.

Sculpture & Integrated Media Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Sculpture & Integrated Media Course Descriptions

 9412 | Mold Making & Casting for Sculpture

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Jeremiah Teutsch
Dates: Thurs, 1/18/2018 to 2/22/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $200.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $185.00

Mold making is a versatile tool for any 3-dimensional artist. This is a beginning level mold making class, and no previous sculpture experience is necessary. Molds can be used to make a finished work or used to cast small parts to be added onto a large sculpture. Students will learn how to make molds from the body, from found objects or from their own small sculptures. We will experience casting in wax, resin, paper and plaster. This will be a fun and experimental class with a lot of mixed-media potential.

 9500 | Welded Steel Sculpture

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 1/20/2018 to 1/21/2018 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 428 Arbor Place, San Antonio, TX 78207  
Tuition: $225.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $210.00

This class is for beginning to intermediate level students. No prior sculpture or welding experience is necessary. The emphasis of this class is the exploration of 3-dimensional form. Students will learn how monumental sculpture is produced through the creation of small-scale models, also called "maquettes". Students will be introduced to the fundamental techniques of welding, cutting, grinding and shaping of steel to produce works of art. Most tools, equipment, and metal will be provided; students may need to purchase additional steel depending on their project. Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older or have instructor's approval.

 9510a | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Wed, 1/17/2018 to 2/7/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $210.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $195.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. Students will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

 9510b | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/24/2018 to 2/25/2018 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $215.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $200.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. Students will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

 9551 | Simple Knifemaking

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Tobin Nieto
Dates: Mon, 1/22/2018 to 3/12/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 428 Arbor Place, San Antonio, TX 78207 
Tuition: $265.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250.00

Using low-tech forging setups, students will construct a single edge blade, through tang knife with a forged guard. Advance forging techniques will be covered and will address keeping overall grinding of the blade to a minimum. Learn how to construct a handle using natural and manmade materials. Tuition includes most materials; please see SSA website for a list of supplies needed.

 9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/17/2018 to 3/18/2018 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 428 Arbor Place, San Antonio, TX 78207 
Tuition: $230.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $215.00

The class is interactive and you will work on a classic blacksmithing item that is yours to keep. You will hammer, forge, and do a great deal of the work yourself. The goal is to have a finished product at the end of class. You don’t really need to bring anything to class--safety glasses and work gloves are provided. It is advised to wear closed toe shoes, preferably leather, and natural fiber clothes such as cotton. Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older or have instructor’s approval.

 9602 | Woodworking & Furniture

Level: All Levels | Instructor: David Kraft
Dates: Tues, 1/16/2018 to 3/20/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $320.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $305.00

Focusing first on tool knowledge and use of woodshop equipment, this class will introduce students to the woodworking skills for use in creating furniture projects. Once comfortable with hand and power tools, students will focus on joinery techniques and work toward realizing three completed small projects. Students of all levels will find enjoyment either by learning new skills or adding to their existing knowledge under the guidance of Kraft, an experienced woodworker and designer.

 9603 | Wood Working & Iron Furniture

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/17/2018 to 2/25/2018 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 428 Arbor Place, San Antonio, TX 78207 
Tuition: $285.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $270.00

This class combines two mediums that often are paired together to create artful pieces. Over the course of two weekends-using a conglomerate of fabrication, traditional blacksmithing, and woodworking skills-students will have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. Tuition includes use of tools and equipment, wood, as well as other materials will be provided; students may need to purchase additional materials depending on their project. Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older or have instructor's approval.

 
 
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9412 | Mold Making & Casting for Sculpture
Thurs, 1/18/2018 - 2/22/2018 | Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/18/2018 and ending 2/22/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.

9500 | Welded Steel Sculpture
Sat & Sun, 1/20/2018 - 1/21/2018 | Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 1/20/2018 and ending 1/21/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 210.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 ea.

9510a | Introduction to Welding
Wed, 1/17/2018 - 2/7/2018 | Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/17/2018 and ending 2/7/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 195.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 210.00 ea.

9510b | Introduction to Welding
Sat & Sun, 2/24/2018 - 2/25/2018 | Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/24/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 8:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.

9551 | Simple Knifemaking
Mon, 1/22/2018 - 3/12/2018 | Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/22/2018 and ending 3/12/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing
Sat & Sun, 3/17/2018 - 3/18/2018 | Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/17/2018 and ending 3/18/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

9602 | Woodworking & Furniture (Full)
Tues, 1/16/2018 - 3/20/2018 | Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/16/2018 and ending 3/20/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 305.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 320.00 ea.

9603 | Wood Working & Iron Furniture
Sat & Sun, 2/17/2018 - 2/25/2018 | Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/17/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 270.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 285.00 ea.

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